GALLATIN, TENN . — The public is invited to start off the holiday season with “A Christmas to Remember,” a dinner and music event featuring some of today’s top names in gospel music performing Christmas music from the past to the present. The event will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Gallatin City Hall in downtown Gallatin, Tenn.
Tickets are $35 per person; businesses, churches, organizations or individuals may sponsor a table for six for $200. Seating is limited to 200, and reservations are requested by Nov. 21 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Proceeds from the dinner and music event benefit The Veranda, congregational respite program supported by Impact Fellowship Church. An outreach ofthe church’s ministry, The Veranda helps meet the needs of senior adults and their families who are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and other issues of the aging process. Activities are provided four hours a day,
three days a week at the church to allow families much-needed respite time to take care of other family needs.
The evening’s line-up includes Tribute Quartet, The Talleys, The Littles and Mary Anne Oglesby. A special highlight of the evening will be The Talleys’ performance of their chart-climbing song, “Hidden Heroes,” which pays tribute to those who care for the needs of others.
“‘Hidden Heroes’ is a fitting connection, especially during
this holiday season, to honor those who are giving an ultimate gift themselves by serving others,” said Debra Talley, who also serves as a member of the Veranda Board of Directors. “We are looking forward to this joyous night of celebrating the holidays while also helping generate awareness for The Veranda and its service to the community.”
This is the third year Tribute Quartet has participated in this event for The Veranda. Gary Casto, the quartet’s manager, also serves as a member of The Veranda’s Board of Directors. “The Veranda is a special place to us, and the guys and I are thrilled to part of such a wonderful ministry,” Casto said. “We’ve had such a great time at the previous benefits, and we are excited about sharing music from our brand new Christmas project with everyone.”
“This will be a wonderful evening of festive music to celebrate the start of the Christmas season,” Mary Anne Oglesby, director of The Veranda, said. “It will be a great night for families, young and old alike, to get together and usher in the holiday season and celebrate Christ, the true reason for the season. Last year’s event sold out, and we expect another sell-out again this year.”
For more information about the event or to make reservations, contact The Veranda staff
at 615-828-1207 or 615-337-3674